With an eye always on the classic, the furniture professionals here at Fireside Furniture in New Jersey are also interested in what’s coming in the future, especially as we stock styles and pieces that we know young families will love. With that in mind, we got to talking about the differences between the furniture in our parents’ houses — boomers — and in our friends and, in some cases, even our kids’ houses. And that brought up the question: will the idea of the “sofa” survive in the next generation? [Read more…]
When it comes to pets and furniture, everyone has an opinion. Some people like to snuggle with their dogs in bed, study with a cat in their lap, or watch TV while sharing a couch with multiple pets. Others are horrified at the thought of cat claws on the good furniture and think dogs should stay in their own beds or crates. Everyone here at Fireside Furniture has their own thoughts on what they should do, but in order to decide your own pet furniture policy, here are four things you need to know.
After a difficult year spent in our homes, we’re all eager to get out there and see…other people’s homes! The return of in-person social events like parties, celebrations, birthdays, dinners, drinks, and get-together means a chance to show off more of our interior decorating strategies than what’s been visible in the Zoom background, and Fireside Furniture is excited to help you build a great home. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the big furniture trends going on right now in the second half of 2021.
One of the areas of your home that you need to treat with utmost importance is your bedroom, as this is where you relax and recharge, and spend much of your time. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to performing at your best, and if your furniture isn’t the best, then your sleep will suffer.
As much as you want the best bedroom set for yourself, it can be exhausting to pick one–which is why the experts at Fireside Furniture are here to help. In this article, we’re going to look at several things to consider when choosing a new bedroom set–whether you’re moving, or just looking to upgrade. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again: the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brightly. The winter snows have melted, and the flowers are coming out.
But wait. The yearly spring cleaning is on your to do list. You tell your family that it’s time to clean and inevitably everybody runs the other way: your kids take off one direction and your spouse the other.
Now, while the thought of cleaning the entire house from top to bottom is not anybody’s idea of fun, it doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore. Keep it something fun that everybody will not run away from. Dance with the mop. Put a rag on your head and dance around.
In this article, the furniture experts at Fireside Furniture in Pompton Plains, NJ are going to go through six tips for spring cleaning to make it easier, less stressful, and more fun this year: [Read more…]
We spend a third of our lives in bed, so it stands to reason that a good mattress is just as important in our lives as a comfortable house, a high quality and nutritious diet, or a reliable car. In this article, the home furnishings experts in Northern New Jersey at Fireside Furniture are going to look at the process of purchasing a mattress–specifically what to look for when you’re seeking out mattresses, why you might want to choose one over another, and some tips on buying one. Read on! [Read more…]
In the previous article, we looked at the differences and advantages of different kinds of softwoods, and today we’re going to look at the hardwoods.
Although hardwoods can be difficult to process, their features make them useful in various home and office furniture. Lighter colored, unfinished woods such as oak and pine will work well with a neutral palette to add natural elements to your home, while deeper woods such as cherry and walnut can add depth and variety–but should be used sparingly. [Read more…]
In this article, the furniture experts at Fireside Furniture are going to do something a little different: we’re going to look at the different types of wood that are generally used in furniture, and some of the advantages and disadvantages they have. You’ll note, as you browse our selection, that our furniture is of very high quality, but it is sourced from a variety of different kind of wood.
The first distinction to make is between softwood and hardwood. Softwoods come from conifer trees, while hardwoods generally come from deciduous trees (trees who sometimes lose their leaves). In this article, we’re going to look at softwoods, while in the next article, we’ll look at hardwoods. [Read more…]
There’s no question about it, 2020 was a crazy year, and so much has changed. We were hit with one of the biggest pandemics in recent history, a phenomenon that forced many people to adapt in unforeseen ways, including compelling us to stay at home far more often, especially for work. [Read more…]
We here at Fireside Furniture love to cook, both for ourselves and for our families. Luckily, Fireside Furniture has tons of great dining solutions for feeding your family, from this Farmhouse Dining Nook, which has under-bench storage and creates a cozy dining experience in a corner or small space, to this classic Mission-Style dining set which features a counter-height table and leather, fabric, or wood seats. But finding a great dining set is only one part — you also need to figure out what to cook! So in this article, we’re going to take a little departure from our usual style advice and furniture guidance to talk about one of our favorite activities: eating! Here is Fireside Furniture’s favorite family food, and a link to a classic recipe for each: [Read more…]